Separation of Church and State
“…I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should ‘make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,’ thus building a wall of separation between Church and State.”
– Thomas Jefferson, To the Baptist Association of Danbury, Connecticut
January 1, 1802
Welcome to Historic St. Luke’s Church!
Located south of the James River near the town of Smithfield stands Virginia’s best kept secret. Recently voted best attraction in Smithfield by Tripadvisor, the tour at Historic St. Luke’s covers over 481 years of history. Join us as we present the diverse American narrative of spirituality, community, and the pursuit of religious freedom.
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